NYS Western: Pittsford and Irondequoit Move On


Both Pittsford in Class A and Irondequoit, in Class B will move forward to the New York State Final Four on Wednesday. Pittsford started the day after a one-hour storm delay, with a 6-5 win over Clarence. Irondequoit followed with a strong 20-7 win over Niagara-Wheatfield. Penn Yan fell to a strong effort by Silver Creek who won 15-8. On Wednesday, at St. John Fisher College, Pittsford will face Ithaca (Section 4) at 3:30. Irondequoit will play Jamesville-DeWitt (Section 3) at 5:30 and Silver Creek (Section 6) will play Cazenovia at 8:00 PM.


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Pittsford 6 - Clarence 5  

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     Record: 20-0
2 1 1 2 0 6
     Record: 16-3
1 1 1 2 0 5

The book for Pittsford: James Burke (1g), Matt Palmer (1g), Albie DiPasquale (1a), Corey Parke (2g), Matt Gold (2g), Goaltending: Conor Quinn 5s/5ga = 50% (48 mins)

The book for Clarence: Dave DeCirce (2g), Cooper Wittig (1g-1a), Troy Boller (1g), Nick Gay (1g), Tommy Zimmermann (1a), Charles Warkenthien (1a) and Tom Benkovich (1a). In the cage, Zach Johnson finished with 7 saves (54%).


  --  Special Report  Section Five Class A Champion Pittsford defeated Section Six representative, Clarence, 6-5 in the first of today's contests. The game began an hour late after lightning and rainstorms came through the area. At 2:02 the first face-off whistle was blown and Clarence walked away with the ball. Peter Biondi picked up the ground ball and gave Jack Lally the face off win for the Red Devils. Lally finished at 73% (10/14) at the draw for Clarence.

The game was a defensive battle. Both teams stepped up, kept the score low and took significant chunks of time off the clock during their possessions. At times, Pittsford just stood behind the cage Pittsford vs Clarencewith the ball in their stick. Alternatively, the Red Devils had trouble getting penetration on their drive and getting their shots to fall. Clarence only had 10 shots on cage for the entire 48 minute game. Pittsford goalie Conor Quinn finished with 5 saves (50%). Clarence goalie, Zach Johnson was phenomenal in the opening quarter, making four of his seven saves in the first twelve minutes. It became more difficult for him to make saves later in the game however the Panthers were more selective in their shots by that point. Johnson and the Red Devil defense are major reasons that Clarence kept the game close.

Pittsford was equally as impressive on defense. Defenseman Alex Proper was impressive at both one-on-one takes as well as directing the driving opponent away from the cage. Proper turned away a number of potential goals from the Red Devils.

Offensively, the Panthers scored the first two goals. Corey Parke (who finished with 2g) and James Burke (who finished with 1g) scored in the opening period for the Panthers. Both drove along the right side of the cage and scored unassisted goals. With 3:24 remaining in the opening quarter, the Panthers led by two. Although the score was tied twice, the Panthers never lost the lead. Clarence scored the final goal of the quarter when David DeCirce scored for the Red Devils. The play began with Charles Warkenthien driving along the left side GLE. He beat his man one-on-one when his defenseman slipped on the turf. Pittsford vs ClarenceWarkenthien immediately took advantage of the situation. In addition to stepping towards the goal, he was also heads up enough to look across the crease to DeCirce for the wide open goal. The first quarter ended with Pittsford leading 2-1.

In the second quarter, Pittsford scored first. Parke added his second goal for the Panthers with a drive down the left side of the field. Pittsford led 3-1. Less than one minute later Clarence's Troy Boller scored with an assist from Cooper Wittig to bring the game back within a single goal. The second quarter ended with Pittsford still holding the single goal lead (3-2).

Coming out of halftime, Clarence's Nick Gray scored with an assist from Tommy Zimmermann scored to tie the score. He scored with a hard outside shot after Zimmermann's feed from behind the cage. For the first time since 0-0, the Red Devils had tied the score. Pittsford came back and scored the only other goal of the quarter to take back the single goal lead. That goal was the result of three quick passes; the ball came from the right side of the cage, to behind the cage and then to the left side of the cage. Matt Palmer scored with a feed from behind by Albie DiPasquale. The Panthers held the single goal lead for the third quarter running (4-3).

The fourth quarter had the most scoring of any quarter. There were four goals between the two teams, with each team adding two goals. Pittsford scored first with an unassisted goal from Matt Gold. Gold drove around from behind the cage and fired a side-arm shot into the top corner. Pittsford had their largest lead since 2-0 with 10:29 remaining. Clarence scored the next two goals to tie the score with 5:15 remaining. The first goal came from a fast-break. Pittsford vs ClarenceTommy Benkovich fed the ball to the crease and DeCirce scored the goal. Goalie Quinn came out of the crease to try and stop the shot, but DeCirce finished into the back of the net. The final goal for Clarence was scored by Max Wittig on a straight drive to the goal. Pittsford scored the final goal of the game with 4:20 remaining in regulation. Gold scored the nearly identical goal to his first score of the game. He drove around the back of the cage and put the ball into the back of the net.

The Red Devils had a number of late opportunities to score but could not convert. With 2:53 remaining in the game, the Red Devils called a time out after picking up the loose ball on their defensive end. After the time-out, Clarence lost the ball due to delay of game for not having enough men on the field. The Panthers sat on the ball for the final three minutes.

Leading the ground ball count for the Panthers was Tyler Aycock with seven. Defensemen Kevin Sanna (4) and Alex Proper (2) along with midfielder James Burke (2) and attackman Jack Lauroesch (2) also contributed. For Clarence, Tyler Skowronski and Peter Biondi led the team with four ground balls. Zimmermann and Tommy Benkovich each added another three ground balls for the Red Devils.  return to top

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Irondequoit 20 - Niagra Wheatfield 7  

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     Record: 17-3
5 8 4 3 0 20
 Niagra Wheatfield
     Record: 14-6
2 2 1 2 0 7

The book for Irondequoit: Alex Torpey (1a), George Jerman (1g), Max Kostyk (2g-2a), Emmy Poccia (3g), Briele Caples (3g), Gunnar Miller (1g), Nick Doktor (1g-3a), Connor Enright (2g), Brandon Costanzo (1g), Greg Coholan (1g-2a), Joel Roemer (1g), Jake Schmidt (3g-2a), Mitch Morrill (1g-1a), Goaltending: Eric Fischer 8s/6ga = 57% (39 mins), Alex Shoemaker 0s/1ga (5 mins), Mac Romal 0s/0ga (4 mins)

The book for Niagara-Wheatfield: Mo Bissell (4g), Cory Becker (1g-1a), Anthony Patterson (2a), Brad Thomas (1g-1a), Cory Becker (1g-1a) and Zak Dubac (1g). In the cage, Rob Eisenbart finished with 13 saves and Wyatt Fauzey finished with six saves.


Irondequoit-Niagara-Wheatfiled  --  Special Report  Irondequoit scored eight goals in the second quarter to take the 13-4 halftime lead on their way to a 20-7 win over Section Six Class B Champion Niagara-Wheatfield. The largest run of goals the Eagles had was nine unanswered goals spanning the second and third quarters. Irondequoit had 28 different players make the scorebook.

Leading in scoring for the Eagles was Jack Schmidt with 3g-2a. Briele Caples (3g), Emmy Poccia (3g), Nick Doktor (1g-3a) and Max Kostyk (2g-2a) also made significant contributions to the scoring. Face-off midfielder Matt Wolfe finished with a team leading eight ground balls. Caples finished with six and Doktor and Kostyk finished with four each. The Eagles played three goalies. Eric Fisher finished with eight saves while neither Alex Shoemaker nor Mac Romal made a save.

For Niagara Wheatfield, Mo Bissell led with 4g. Cory Becker (1g-1a), Anthony Patterson (2a), Brad Thomas (1g-1a), Cory Becker (1g-1a) and Zak Dubac (1g) rounded out the scoring for the Falcons. In the cage for Niagara Wheatfield, Rob Eisenbart and Wyatt Fauzey split time. Eisenbart finished with 13 saves and Fauzey finished with six saves. return to top

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Silver Creek 15 - Penn Yan 8  

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 Penn Yan
     Record: 16-4
1 4 2 1 0 8
 Silver Creek
     Record: 16-1
3 7 2 3 0 15

The book for Penn Yan: Rion Davison (1g), JJ Voigt (1g), Anthony Luppino (1a), Adam Stork (2g-2a), Ryan Maciejewski (2g-1a), Dylan Yonts (2g-2a), Goaltending: Brandon Maciejewski 4s/14ga (42 mins), Matt Spoor 1s/1ga = 50% (6 mins)

The book for Silver Creek: Blaze Curry (1g), Frank Brown (7g), Zed Williams (6g-2a), Jon Jimerson (1g-1a), Sherman Williams (1a), Zach Williams (2a). Connor Graves had 8 saves (50%).


  --  Special Report  Section Six Class C Champion from Silver Creek was the only Section Six team to move on to the next round in tonight's games. In fact, they are the first Class C team from Section Six to ever make the final four when they defeated Penn Yan 15-8.

The Black Knights were the better team on the field today. They were physical, without getting penalties, they had unbelievably fast hands and legs and they were some of the best ground ball Penn Yan vs Silver Creekmachines of the season. Silver Creek finished the game with 39 ground balls. Leading the charge was Zach Williams, who finished with 18 ground balls for the Black Knights. He also won 69% of the face-offs (18/26).

In addition to their skills with ground balls, The Black Knight dodging was top of the line. On more than a couple goals, the Black Knights drove through multiple Penn Yan defenders. Leading the scoring charge for the Black Knights were Zed Williams (6g-2a), Frank Brown (7g), Zach Williams (2a).

Although Penn Yan led early in the second quarter (4-3), the Black Knights scored six unanswered goals spanning five minutes in the second quarter to take a 9-4 lead. Penn Yan tried to fight back but Silver Creek never let them within four goals.

The Black Knights played the entire game with only 13 players. After an injury to Roland Jimerson, Tyson Brown stepped up from the bench as the 12th player and later one more player entered the game. Offensively, only five players took shots for Silver Creek: Zed Williams (16), Frank Brown (10), Zach Williams (6) and Jon Jimerson and Blaze Curry (2 each). In the cage for Silver Creek, Connor Graves finished at 50% with eight saves.

Penn Yan had six different players make the scorebook. Adam Stork and Dylan Yonts led the charge with 2g-2a each. Ryan Maciejewski (2g-1a), Anthony Luppino (1a), JJ Voigt (1g) and Rion Davison (1g) rounded out the scoring for the Mustangs. In the cage, Brandon Maciejewski finished with 4 saves and Matt Spoor finished with one save. return to top

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Penn Yan vs Silver Creek